Yeck Education Programs

The Dorothy and Bill Yeck Education Endowment enables The Dayton Art Institute to offer unique educational opportunities that promote and enhance the development of promising artists.

PLEASE NOTE: All Yeck programs for the 2020-2021 school year have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates and more information.

The Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio

Sixteen sixth- and seventh-grade students are selected for an opportunity to strengthen their artistic skills in a studio setting. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of art while working with a variety of media. Students are nominated by art teachers in Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties. The DMY Scholarship Studio is held in the studios at The Dayton Art Institute for one week in June. Nomination forms and portfolios are typically accepted in early April each year.

Yeck High School Scholarship

Each year, 12-14 talented high school students are selected by a competitive portfolio process, then taught and mentored by college students chosen for the Yeck College Artist Fellowship. Recipients for the 2019 program must commit to attend nine college-level studio art classes during the winter of 2019; classes meet once a week on Thursdays, from January through March. All materials are provided. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program.

Yeck College Artist Fellowship

Four college art students are selected each year to teach and mentor 12-14 talented high school students. The Fellowship recipients provide intensive instructional studio classes for high school scholarship students. An ability to share their artistic knowledge in an informative and motivational manner is essential. Fellowship recipients receive a stipend to create a new body of artwork for a group Yeck College Artist Fellow Exhibition at The Dayton Art Institute.

The Fellowship includes:

  • $1,000 for materials to create artwork for the exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute.
  • Attaining teaching and museum work experience.
  • Instruction and mentoring by DAI Education Department staff.

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Middle School Artists

High School Artists

College Artists

For more information about Yeck programs, please contact Matthew Burgy at 937-223-5277, ext. 245 or  mburgy@daytonart.org.

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